Support towards aged care levy

Mar 16, 2021

Q. Last week the Royal Commission into the aged care system released its findings and recommendations.

A major recommendation was the introduction of a levy on all taxpayers to pay for the costs of aged care, similar to the Medicare levy. 

To what extent do you support or oppose the introduction of an aged care levy?

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly support 12% 14% 11% 6% 15% 16% 11% 13% 14% 14%
Somewhat support 26% 27% 25% 23% 23% 32% 30% 26% 29% 19%
Neither support nor oppose 31% 29% 33% 46% 27% 23% 32% 27% 26% 32%
Somewhat oppose 14% 12% 15% 13% 15% 13% 14% 14% 12% 15%
Strongly oppose 17% 18% 15% 12% 21% 16% 13% 19% 19% 20%
TOTAL: Support 38% 41% 36% 29% 38% 48% 41% 40% 43% 33%
TOTAL: Oppose 30% 30% 30% 25% 36% 30% 27% 33% 31% 35%
Base (n) 1,124 553 571 337 383 404 375 410 98 142
  • While 38% support the introduction of an aged care levy, a third (30% oppose) and a further third are undecided (31%).
  • Significant difference in support is only seen among the three age cohorts. Unsurprisingly, support is higher with age (48% of those over 55 support the levy, followed by 38% of those 35-54 and 29% of those 18-34). Nearly half (46%) of those 18-34 are undecided about whether they would support or oppose the introduction of an aged care levy.

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